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30 March 2020

Senators donate half salaries, to slash NASS 2020 budget

The senators have agreed to donate half of their March salaries to the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country.

They are however still consulting among themselves on the amount to cut from their own portion of the N128bn National Assembly budget approved for the year.

It was gathered that the senators have started sending half of their salaries to a dedicated account.

The account it was learnt was being coordinated by the Senate Committee on House Services.

Nigeria’s 43 ministers had last week announced the donation of 50 per cent of their March 2020 salaries to support the Federal Government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

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